12.17.2012

Hanging Wish Lists

My kids love cutting pictures out of magazines, so last year I made them some hanging wish lists. You can view those HERE. I wasn't too keen on how the photos turned out, so I made new ones this year and they filled their ribbons to the brim!


These have been featured in Kangaroo Mama's Holiday Guide


and will be a tradition in our family for years to come!


12.13.2012

2012 Holiday Guide - Feature

I am so very flattered to have a few of my family holiday items and Etsy shop, LeroyLime on display in Kangaroo Mama's 2012 Holiday Guide. Check out page 5, 13 & 26. You can view the entire Holiday Guide by clicking on the catalog cover below, enjoy this lovely bit of Holiday cheer!


Thank You - KangarooMama

12.11.2012

December Group Giveaway with Lauren Rebecca

LeroyLime is giving away some cutesy little cupcake sticks over at Lauren Rebecca's blog.


If you'd like a chance to win 2 dozen for your upcoming holiday party, head on over and enter! She's got other fun prizes as well from her lovely sponsors.



12.07.2012

Advent Calendar

I saved the boxes I had made last year in Newport and re-stuffed them with candy, fun daily Christmas (age appropriate) things to do and scripture verses this year. Since our youngest is 2-1/2 he gets to participate this year, so my three kiddos take turns on whose day it is to open.




I printed the wonderful list of scripture verses HERE


A few of the notes my kids get to open each day are:

Sing Jesus Loves Me, Watercolor a Christmas Picture, Help Mommy Bake Cookies today, Build a Manger out of Legos, Sing Jingle Bells while standing on one leg, Skype someone you love, Read a Christmas book to someone who can't, go enjoy hot cocoa at Starbucks, Find the baby Jesus, Make a Birthday cake for Jesus, Painte your nails Christmas colors with Mommy.

The skys the limit on advent calendars, make them fun for your individual family! The treats don't need to be huge, our boxes are stuffed with a handful of M&M's, Jellybeans, or One round Cookies & Cream candy treat.

I'm linking up my project on the following blogs:
Sincerely Paula - No Rules #25

12.04.2012

Instagram Blog Hop

 
Welcome to the Instagram Blog Hop! This is a party where you link up your Instagram account, find and follow new Instagram friends, and be continually inspired by what you see in your Instagram feed! No need to have a blog, just an Instagram account!

First up - Kimberly from A Night Owl is hosting an Instagram Holiday Gift Guide this week, and you have a chance to enter to WIN one of 18 awesome Instagram prizes from some amazing brands! Be sure to stop by and look at what these brands have to offer you in terms of Instagram gift-giving this holiday season and enter to WIN via the Rafflecopter form below!
Instagram gifts you can give this holiday season at A Night Owl's Instagram Holiday Gift Guide #ANOInstagramGG

Now on to the Hop! How to PLAY:

1. Follow your HOSTS on Instagram:

Kimberly | @anightowlblog of A Night Owl 

2. Follow your CO-HOSTS on Instagram:

Dawn | @leroylime of LeroyLime


You can find Dawn here: 

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You can find Chrissy here: 

3. Check out and follow a couple fellow IGers.

Tell folks you follow that you found them through the Hop!

4. Spread the word!

Grab a button HERE for your sidebar!
Instagram Blog Hop

5. NEW! Link up your Instagram Web Profile:

Just link up your new Instagram Web Profile (http://instagram.com/username) in the linky below! 

Note: this URL will not let you choose a profile pic from your feed, so be sure you have a picture you can upload from your computer if you use it! If you get a "Error: The requested URL returned error: 500" error that just means it can't find a picture to use NOT that your link is bad. Just click on "Direct Image URL" if you have one or "Upload from Computer".

FIRST - enter HERE to win one of 18 amazing Instagram Holiday Gift Guide prizes!

 Now, link up! Remember to link up your INSTAGRAM account, not your blog.

12.02.2012

Holiday Giveaway with LeroyLime


In celebration of 500+ GFC Followers, I have the pleasure of treating TWELVE lucky readers with gifts from a few fabulous sponsors and friends of LeroyLime!

$25 Starbucks Giftcard & Reusable Tree Print Cup *Cozy
from LeroyLime

$30 Gift Card to Pursuing Andie

Super Skinny Serem and Moisturizer Hair Treatment
Perfect for dry winter hair!
from MrJLadner


1 Monogram Bib from Addie B Designs
(you pick print)

4 Personalized Tile Coaster from

1 Month Ad Space from 
and a
Santa's Official Nice List Certificate


Body Shimmer and Lip Gloss Set
from LeroyLime


Holiday Nail Polish (set of 4)
from LeroyLime


Glitter Eye Shadow & Eye Liner Set
from LeroyLime

$25 Starbucks Giftcard from MrJLadner


Handmade Christmas Fabric Headband from

 Hand painted Christmas Tree Onesie from
MyLoveBugBaby on Etsy


*Tree Cozy was purchased at Blue Room Creations on Etsy


a Rafflecopter giveaway


TERMS & CONDITIONS: Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and over and ends at 12:01 am CT on December 8, 2012. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $15.00. Twelve winners will be selected. All liabilities and responsibilities with products are directly responsible by individuals giving them away. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. LeroyLime is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to LeroyLime, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook is not a sponsor of this giveaway. Prizes are mailed directly by each sponsor and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

11.29.2012

$50 Target Gift Card Giveaway with Kelley

jingle bells, jingle bells....

Did you hear that??? 
No, really?

  jingle bells, jingle bells..... 

Please someone tell me I'm not going mad! 
jingle bells, jingle bells.....
There it is again! 

Kelley & Friends have teamed up to give you a $50 Target Gift Card and who can't use a new pair of slippers this year? Hurry and enter, cause if you didn't win the Powerball, you can still win this!


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11.28.2012

FB is getting COAL this Holiday!

Promote your Post?? Um, okay...I didn't realize money grew on trees! Just saw today on my LeroyLime FB page that you can now PAY FB so that more people can view your posts...bwahaha...sorry, couldn't help the evil laugh from slipping out. I think NOT!! There are too many people trying to snag everyones attention, if my creative voice gets heard, that's great and if not...well, I won't shrivel up and die! 

Just my wee little rant for the day, hope your week is going SWELL 

11.25.2012

November Sponsor Giveaway with Kimberly

Welcome to the A Night Owl November Sponsor Giveaway!

 
Let's hope the grinch hasn't come out after your black Friday holiday shopping, I stayed at home and cyber shopped this year with the hubs instead of playing grab-all with the crowds...and I do have to say, I'm looking forward to having present delivered right to my door, no car seats or cranky children involved.

Today the sponsors and friends of A Night Owl are joining up to bring you an amazing $50 gift card to Target! Just in time for the holidays! And we all KNOW Target is high on all our Santa lists, so what are you waiting for? Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below!
Open in the USA and Canada.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


TERMS & CONDITIONS: Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on December 2, 2012. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $50.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by Target. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. A Night Owl is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to A Night Owl, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook and Target are not a sponsor of this giveaway. Prize is mailed or emailed directly by Kimberly Sneed of A Night Owl and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

11.20.2012

Vintage Cowgirl Party

If you've got a little cowgirl on your hands, head on over to Kangaroo Mama's blog and have a galloping good time checking out all of her fun party decorations and ideas. I enjoyed creating coordinating party decorations for her and they will soon be listed in the shop!



photos courtesy of Kangaroo Mama

Decorations (Treat Bag Toppers, Cupcake Toppers, Mini and Large Rosettes, Birthday Banner): Leroy Lime


11.19.2012

Featured

Truth- Who can't stop smiling when they see something they've made snag a hot spot on someone else's blog?? 

ME



Thank you Jenny for the fabulous shout out!!

click on my featured tab above to see where else LeroyLime has made a mark!

11.16.2012

2012 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide with Monika

Looking for just the right gift for your loved ones this holiday season?? Monika, who blogs over at Life With Lovebugs, put together this wonderful Holiday gift guide that includes all handmade shops, if you have a second, come check out all the lovelies she's found for you!

and happy shopping!!


How-To Make a Paper Bag Rosette

I recently made decor for a cowgirl themed birthday party. A request was made for much larger rosettes than what I typically make for my banners, so I decided to try my hand at a paper bag rosette. It really is quite simple and I took photos of the process to help guide you during this fun project. They make a great natural backdrop, hung from different lengths of ribbon or twine and you can add any color in the center to make them match your own party or wedding decor.



1. I only used one side of the paper bag and cut the entire back off (the part without the bottom) then cut the large rectangle in 1/2, straight down the middle, so you have two long rectangles.
2. start folding an elementary fan fold, back and forth, back and forth, just try to keep the folds the same size.
3. Attach a strip of adhesive to the inside fold of the ends. I use double sided strong sticky tape (or what crafters call boloney tape, since you peel off the red backing), you can find this at any craft store and it really is amazing stuff! and then depending on how full you want your rosette, you keep attaching more to the ends, to get your desired length. I used three strips of paper bag per rosette.
4. Peel off the last piece of backing from your tape and now you'll have a full folded circle, which you form into a lamp shade shape and then lightly push down the center to form your rosette.
5. Have a hot glue gun handy and insert glue into the center hole and around the top edges where you will be covering with whatever shape or stamped image/message you'd like. Attach that right away.
6. Punch a hole in one top side and string up for decoration. 


You can also make smaller versions of these for your Christmas trees, a fun project to do with your little kiddos or young cousins! Have fun folding!

11.09.2012

Toothbrush Storage


If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a photo I took awhile ago of my kiddos toothbrush drawer. I took this one today, after I put each of the liner bins in the dishwasher to rid of toothpaste junk...and tada, a new clean drawer. Piece of cake and there isn't any arguing at bedtime!

10.30.2012

How-To for Punches


If any of you punch a bunch, like me...then I'm sure you have a few punches that are dull and won't punch as cleanly as they did when you first purchased them. To resharpen your punches, all you need to do is grab a few pieces of tin foil and punch punch punch till you feel like your punches are clean. In the photo above, I've used waxed paper and punched until I felt like my circle punch would punch out a clean circle. Voila, it did! 

Now go grab your inexpensive tools from your kitchen and clean your punches!

10.29.2012

Mug Exchange with Stephany


I joined in yet another mug exchange with Stephany who blogs over at Our Hyder Home, previously known as The Midnight Hershey...
and it was a double joy when I opened my package to find not one but TWO fabulous coffee mugs and a hand made coffee sleeve from the amazing Danielle, who blogs over at Sweet Southern Girl
I've used them both several times over, thanks lady, you ROCK!!


if you's like to see the mug I mailed to Danielle, check out her blog post HERE.

Sponsor ShoutOut

My very first Sponsor ShoutOut goes to Kimberly who blogs over at A Night Owl Blog.


Kimberly is a Mama to two adorable little boys, wife to an amazing hubby and is an avid blogger with some serious people skills. I thought it'd be fun to ask her a few questions, so that you could get to know her too! And if you haven't checked out her BLOG, please do so, she's always got something cool going on!

are you a lefty or righty? righty
how many owls do you currently own? no idea! i'm sure at least a dozen. my husband says i'm going to be the "crazy owl lady" if i keep bringing them home!
what was your favorite article of clothing in high school? nothing stands out in high school, i do remember being crazy for "Bongo" when i was in jr high.
current obsession? other than owls, coffee and instagram

10.28.2012

Costume Contest and Giveaway with Kelley

It's almost Halloween!! 
and if you enjoy dressing up as much as I do, or just need a costume idea, then I'm glad you stopped by! 

Enter your costume in our first annual Halloween Costume Contest! The winner creeps away with a Hobby Lobby gift card, yipee! The rules are simple. Enter your costume or costumes and encourage your friends to vote for their favorites. Link up Monday, voting starts Tuesday and continues Wednesday. The winner will be crowned Thursday. And remember.....

 enter if you dare! Mwahahaha...

Halloween Costumes

Halloween isn't here yet BUT I've dressed up twice and am fully enjoying this time of the year when I can 'pretend' with fun costumes and have date nights with my hubby. Now seriously, who doesn't like to dress up? Okay okay, don't be a Debbie Downer...there are hats and funny t-shirts that say "this IS my costume", so if you're not one for the full shebang, pick up something little and let the kid inside of you come out! Above all, have fun! 



10.25.2012

October Group Giveaway with Kelley

Did somebody say Tar-Jaay? It's time for another group giveaway with Kelley, who blogs over at The Grant Life. Kelley and her lovely sponsors have teamed up for the month of October and have an $85 Target Giftcard ready and waiting for ONE lucky winner to get a head start on his/her Christmas shopping...or whatever you want to spend your giftcard on, there are so many choices and that dang dollar bin gets me every time!

So really, what are you waiting for? Enter the rafflecopter below and don't forget to tweet EVERY DAY for more entries, good luck!!



Contest is open to US and Canada residents.  Ends 12:01 AM on November 8, 2012.  Chance of winning is based on entries. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

10.23.2012

Orange Organza Fall Wreath


I've been so inspired by all the fun wreaths out there in internet lala land that I decided to make another to add to my fall/halloween decor. I picked up everything I needed at Joann's Fabric Store (only because Hobby Lobby was closed that day) and got to work cutting strips of organza. 


I started off tying two dark, one light orange and so on...until I ran out of organza and there my wreath sat (for about two weeks, mind you) till I remembered to pick up two more rolls.


The black flower was in the dollar bin at Joann's and I picked it up, thinking it would be a fun addition to just pin onto the finished wreath. After fluffing and spinning the knots this way and that, so as to disguise them a bit, I hung this sweet little "fall" paper banner behind the wreath, with bakers twine.
And here's my new DIY creation hanging on our front door...the perfect Welcome when we arrive HOME (and don't enter through the garage, haahaa)


Happy Fall Y'all!!


I'm entering this wreath at the following blog linky parties: